updates 8/7

Last week wasn't overly busy with changes, so I've waited till now for an update.

Fixes

  • DumpFile sink now offers buffering of X tokens before writing to disk in order to improve I/O performance
  • ProgressBar now uses the correct font for calculating the offset for the percentage being display
  • quick info of the NewSpreadSheet source no longer displays the columns twice, but sheet name and columns

Changes

  • Added a section on setting up IntelliJ IDEA for development in the manual
  • Added video on how to setup IntelliJ IDEA for development (recording time was 1:47, almost feature film length)
  • Added a button for closing tabs to Flow editor, Image viewer, Image processor, Spreadsheet viewer (see close_tab.png attachment)
  • The GenericObjectEditor (GOE) can now load/save setups using cmdlines (.cmdline) and XStream XML serialization (.xml) as well, on top of Java serialized objects (.model), using the load/save buttons in the bottom left corner of any GOE window
  • Wizards now allow loading/saving the current setup from any page and for the overall wizard - useful when setting up default parameters for various scenarios
  • WekaChooseAttributes now offers the displayed message as customizable option
  • WekaInstancesInfo can output all attributes now as well; supports output of array as well
  • ProgressBar now offers custom prefix and suffix for surrounding the percentage being displayed
  • generating code from flows, e.g., using the ActorExecutionClassProducer in the export functionality of the flow editor, now outputs much nicer source code, mimicking the nesting of actors using {...} blocks and using shortened class names wherever possible - gone is the spaghetti code and also some unnecessary dead code!

Additions

  • HttpRequest source uses JSoup library for sending GET/POST requests to URLs; handles cookies as well - can be used for web scraping
  • conversions: SplitOptions, JoinOptions
  • WekaInstancesPlot allows you to plot two attributes against each other using Weka's plotting facility
  • WekaSelectDataset source works like SelectFile, but uses Weka's file chooser component
  • PlotAttributeVsAttribute got added to the main menu, allowing you to generate plots like the matrix plot in the Explorer's Visualize tab, but you choose what attributes to plot against each other

Removals

  • HttpPost transformer now obsolete, due to introduction of HttpRequest source

The next few weeks will most likely be a bit quieter, since B semester is starting up and I'll be busy with my students.